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One question to help you innovate how you innovate

How do you innovate how you innovate? Easy, stop doing what worked before and start looking for insights outside the mainstream. How? Because I haven't found any, and conduct them myself, a couple of weeks ago I wrote a short guide on how to … [Read more]

Do innovation programs work for sustainable innovation?

In my experience, no. In the short-term the organization might get a jolt of excitement, but over the long-term nothing will change. Here's why: … [Read more]

Innovation is not a process of checking tasks off a checklist

While the rest of the world clamors on how we are settling into an entrepreneurial economy and how their respective countries are building entrepreneurial ecosystems, there are other non-entrepreneurial habits that come with the territory: … [Read more]

What is empathy?

What happens when #neuroscience meets #anthropology to talk #empathy? We found out in Boston. | http://t.co/E8g5sSPPOM — SEEK Company (@theSEEKco) February 17, 2014   What happens is that you get some very abstract conversations about … [Read more]

Why don’t businesses experiment to drive innovation?

There is no innovation without experimentation... A while back, Dan Ariely wrote a thoughtful column in the Harvard Business Review about why businesses don't experiment: … [Read more]

For innovation: Non-obvious needs are often the richest source of new insights

Innovation comes from leaving known shores and stepping into the unknown. This means being aware that you don't have all the answers. So, you need to go out and discover new insights... So, what's an insight? Insights are unexpected shifts in the … [Read more]

For innovation: Herd your black sheep

As you can discern from last week's post about how not to drive a culture of innovation, as well as previous ones, I'm a big fan of "what not to do's". Well, in contrast to those, what are the counters to those NOT's? Let's take the topic of … [Read more]